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USA Gymnastics urged a Massachusetts federal court Friday to toss a proposed class action alleging it has failed to report sexual abuse allegations to law enforcement as required by the Safe Sport Act enacted earlier this year, arguing that the law does not apply to suspicions learned before the law was passed.
A Kansas jury on Thursday acquitted two water park maintenance workers on charges of lying to investigators looking into the death of a 10-year-old boy on the since-closed world’s tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn amusement park in Kansas City.
A New Jersey federal judge ruled Friday that while a nonprofit, government-operated health care facility must face a $5 million lawsuit over a child who suffered a shoulder injury during childbirth, it can have its liability capped at $250,000 under a state law limiting damages for charitable hospitals.
The Fifth Circuit won’t revive a mother’s suit accusing Walmart of negligence in her daughter’s inhalant death, finding that the retail giant’s employees had no obligation to stop the increasingly inebriated woman from buying 60 cans of aerosol dust remover in a 27-hour period.
A Michigan appeals court has ruled a hospital and doctor must face a suit alleging a patient's skin cancer misdiagnosis led to an unnecessary lymph node removal, determining that an opinion submitted by the patient’s medical expert was not speculative.